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Phenom II 555 vs 840

post #1 of 6
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Hi All

Looking at PII 555 duel at: $149 vs PII 840 Quad at: $159

Looks like the Quad is a much better deal.. Only ten bucks more?

Cheers

Also... I havent looked at Intel... But it there any intel chip around the same price as the above that is better? That doesnt require over the top expensive motherboards or ram?

Cheers
post #2 of 6
Better still, PII 925 for $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103916
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Hmm ok... Thats 160 here in NZ... But its only 2.8ghz? Does that make a huge difference? We will be using stock cooler so yeah dont know how far you could push it.
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I'd take the 925 over the 840 at the same price for the l3 cache, even with the stock coolers. Have you considered the new sandybridge i3s at that price point? Since you will be using the stock cooler those have great lightly threaded stock performance while using less power.
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wow a 555 for 130+... i got my 550 for 89 bucks from newegg and its only 100 mhz slower at stock i OC'd it to 4ghz tho
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post #6 of 6
Go with a Phenom II X4 925, the L3 cache will be worth the small price increase.

I wouldn't go with the X2 555 since it is not guaranteed to unlock to a X4. Go with either the X4 840 or X4 925, they are the better picks.
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